Seasonal lunch

Bede’s chicken and tarragon sauce



Hello All

Our heartfelt thanks again to all who supported our Seasonal Winter Lunch at the church hall today. We welcomed the Bishop of Bedford as our special guest and he was very impressed with this community event.

Unfortunately Father Noel did not do his ‘dances from around the world’ but he made quite an impressive Maitre D! 

Lindsey, manager of our Co-op also came on her day off to meet the Bishop and see what their Community Fund support looks like in action.

Thank you to all our contributors, we had some great vouchers! Heath Inn gave £20, Little Emm’s hair studio gave £15, The Dukes £10 and Finishing Touch Health and Beauty £5. As well as over £2000 from the Community Fund the Co-op also gave a hamper, three bottles of wine and two boxes of yummy chocolates, The Axe and Compass gave a bottle of Sherry and a bottle of wine and K9 Grooming gave wine too. We really are delighted that this event has become something our community can all be proud of. Today, there were almost 60 people and the hall was buzzing.

We had  great entertainment from Maggie Lines who regularly gives humorous talks at various events and we were delighted that she agreed to come and entertain us.

Brother Bede, as chef did a great job as did our ‘front of house team’, Elisha Fowler, Callum Buchanan, Jack Potter,Bryony Nelson, AJ and Rebecca Roberts. Elisha had her 18th birthday yesterday and still came to help, just as she has from the very beginning.

Well done yet again Heath and Reach. If you know of anyone who might like to come as a guest to our next event please contact the parish office. Next we will be holding our Spring Lunch; the evenings will be brighter and hopefully it will be getting a bit warmer by then too.

Val Roberts


St Leonard’s Church Heath and Reach.